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Dress Loud, Play Louder: An Interview with Chase and the Barons

Dress Loud Play Louder An Interview with Chase and the Barons By Zach Nellis A few weeks ago, local indie/rock band Chase and the Barons put out their debut EP, Purpose a Toaster. They celebrated the release with a show [...]

June 20, 2017 Interviews, Local Artists

Great Good Fine Ok to Kick Off National Tour at Cattivo on 5/25: Interview with Vocalist Jon Sandler

If you’ve been following Sound Scene for a while, you know that we’re big fans of local electronic artist Emerson Jay. They haven’t played locally in a minute, but their next Pittsburgh gig is coming up soon: on Thursday, May [...]

May 24, 2017 Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Feature, Interviews, Upcoming Shows

God Hates Unicorns: Interview

Exclusive interview with pseudo-industrial noise punk trio God Hates Unicorns. [...]

April 28, 2017 Feature, Interviews, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Record Store Day: An Interview with Zack Keim of the Nox Boys

  Zack Keim, best known for leading the Nox Boys, will be playing a solo acoustic set at 4 PM at Juke Records on Record Store Day (Sat, April 22nd) in support of his solo release First Step. This is [...]

April 22, 2017 Concert Preview, Feature, Interviews, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Exclusive: Jukebox the Ghost Talk Tour Life, New Single, and Upcoming Album

With the release of their brand new single, “Stay the Night,” and their mini-tour around the U.S. that brings them to Mr. Smalls Theatre tonight (4/13), Jukebox The Ghost are mixing up their formula. [...]

April 13, 2017 Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Feature, Interviews, Upcoming Shows

James Street to Expand Its Reach With Launch of New Company, Sound Beacon Productions

Anyone who knows the Pittsburgh scene knows the importance of James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy. Thanks to General Manager Kevin Saftner and his team, the venue has become one of the most diverse and happening performance spaces in the city. [...]

April 3, 2017 Feature, Interviews, Local Artists

Bindley Hardware Company Go Old-School with Music Video for New Single, “All Right, Already!”

If any local band could be said to embody the rugged, industrial, classic Americana feel that permeated Pittsburgh’s character from its early days, Bindley Hardware Company would be a strong contender. This makes sense, considering their name itself stems from [...]

March 28, 2017 Interviews, Local Artists, Local Releases

Kyle Cox Talks Music, Religion, Basketball and Life

Interview with Kyle Cox By Whitney Lerch Photo by Dean Reinford Kyle Cox is heading out on tour with Matt Hires later this month and will be making a stop in Pittsburgh, to play CureRock 2017, a benefit show to [...]

March 20, 2017 Concert Preview, Feature, Interviews

Local Electronic Scene Expands with Impressive New EP, “Towers,” from Kahone Concept

Despite the notable diversity of the Pittsburgh scene, local electronic music acts have been a little trickier to find. Emerson Jay, Chalk Dinosaur, and Balloon Ride Fantasy are three of the big names, but a Pitt student has recently added [...]

March 6, 2017 Album Reviews, Interviews, Local Artists, Local Releases

Ten Years of MOIP: A Conversation with Josh Verbanets About the Pittsburgh Scene’s Past and Present

By Melanie Stangl Our Best of 2016 Awards are coming up on Saturday, February 11th, and anticipation is running high. Of course, the event itself is about reflection—celebrating the best of the past year, both with the awards themselves and [...]

February 9, 2017 Concert Preview, Feature, Interviews, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows